2023 AGU Meeting

At the 2023 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, Xinyuan Wei and Daniel Hayes made a significant impact with their presentations on innovative forest research. They introduced a pioneering project for Maine’s working forests, titled “Building a carbon MRV prototype using a stakeholder-driven, landscape model-data framework.” This initiative aims to enhance sustainable forest management […]

Xinyuan Wei

Xinyuan Wei joined the School of Forest Resources in July 2023 as an Assistant Research Professor. Previously, he worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research primarily focuses on accounting for carbon storage in forest ecosystems, examining the impacts of climate change and disturbances on forest biomass, applying forest ecosystem simulation models, and studying the […]

UMaine & NASA to map carbon in forests!

Check out this article in Mainebiz about our new project with NASA and the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests to map forest carbon with spaceborne LiDAR!

Leveraging High Resolution Forest Inventory and Satellites to Predict Fire Damage Severity at the Micro-Stand Level

Please join us for our next Wheatland Seminar! Cassidy Rankine Director of Remote Sensing High Resolution Inventory Solutions (HRIS) Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:00 pm ET via Zoom (https://maine.zoom. us/j/95874189170)

A synthesis study of the terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycle at various temporal and spatial scales

This research includes analyzing the impacts of wildfires on the global terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle, assessing the patterns of biome carbon fluxes in response to droughts at different time scales, and estimating carbon fluxes with Terrestrial Ecosystem Model. This includes modeling the lateral dissolved organic carbon (DOC) flux into an earth system model. The lateral […]

State of Maine’s Carbon Budget, 2006-2016 (version 1.0)

Wheatland Lab members Xinyuan Wei & Dan Hayes contributed to the newly released State of Maine Carbon Budget.

Wouter Hantson

Wouter Hantson is a PhD candidate in the School of Forest Resources.  His research focuses on investigating the patterns of vegetation-permafrost dynamics as determined by landscape-scale disturbance.  His research activities are organized within three objectives designed to build a scaling framework to: Measure the local-scale heterogeneity of vegetation composition and structure along gradients of disturbance […]

Investigating the patterns of vegetation-permafrost dynamics as determined by landscape-scale disturbance

The University of Maine conducts research in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory toward a subset of science objectives outlined in the Phase 3 proposal of the Next-generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) in the Arctic. The NGEE-Arctic project is using observations, experiments and modeling to improve our predictive understanding of Arctic ecosystem […]

Xinyuan Wei

Xinyuan Wei is a PhD candidate in the School of Forest Resources.  His research is focused on (1) the impacts of wildfires on the global terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle, (2) the patterns of biome carbon fluxes in response to droughts at different time scales, (3) modeling the dissolved organic carbon flux, and (4) estimating carbon […]

Dan Hayes

Ph.D. Oregon State University (2006) M.S. University of Maine (1999) B.S. SUNY ESF (1996)   My research, teaching and outreach interests broadly involve scaling questions and geospatial applications in forests and ecosystems.  My research activities range from historical remote sensing analysis of tropical deforestation to biogeochemical modeling of ecosystem-climate feedbacks in the Arctic; from airborne measurement of forest […]